The Bietti Foundation has been recognized as a scientific institution for hospitalisation and care by ministerial decree of 15 February 2005, subsequently confirmed from time to time by the same measure. For scientific research activities, the Foundation receives contributions from both public and private bodies.


In compliance with art.16, paragraph 5 of the Prime Ministerial Decree 23/07/2020, the IRCCS Foundation G.B. Bietti for the Study and Research in Ophthalmology ONLUS (Tax Code 07864670588) publishes the amount of the contributions of 5×1000 collected during 2020.

Below is the report.

Operating grants

Currently, public contributions are provided by the Ministry of Health, in the form of an annual contribution for current research.

Fondazione Roma, the majority shareholder of Fondazione Bietti, provides an annual contribution on an annual basis to support research activities (90% of the contribution) and to cover structural costs (10%).

Thanks to the above contributions, the Foundation covers the costs of current activities related to research, such as personnel costs, purchase of goods and services, renting and leasing, etc.

About personnel, the Foundation currently has 36 researchers, 20 research support technicians and dedicated administrative staff and it is engaged in 24 ministerial research projects. The scientific research activity of the IRCCS G.B. Bietti Foundation has led to the publication on paper and online of 115 publications, in the year 2020 alone, for a total Impact Factor, calculated with the new ministerial parameters, equal to about 421.

Clinical trials

The Foundation, in line with its mission, carries out clinical trial activities through the stipulation of specific contracts with private subjects (Sponsors), who under their own responsibility, commission and/or finance a clinical trial. Currently, 23 trials are active.

Capital contributions

The Foundation can benefit from capital contributions, aimed at the purchase of the latest generation of instruments for scientific purposes.

Capital contributions for the purchase of scientific instruments can be paid by the Ministry of Health, through participation in a call for bids; the Ministry finances all or part of the purchase of the instrumentation to the winners.

Over the years, Fondazione Roma has also helped to finance purchases, up to 90% of the cost, of important scientific instruments.

Ministry of Health Capital Account (last four years) – NB: The dates of the Capital Account refer to the year of the ministry’s funds, they do not indicate the period in which the call was won.

  • Digital diagnostic platform for non-invasive evaluation in multifluorescence integrated with the analysis of vascular flows for ocular neoplasms composed of: Hidelberg SPECTRALIS COMBO2 MC OCTA system with the following modules: 1) SLO module for IR-AF-FA-NIR-ICG-MULTICOLOR: 2) High definition 85000Hz OCT module; 3) OCTA MODULE for Angio OCT Full Spectrum Amplitude Decorrelation (FSADA)
  • CIRRUS HD-OCT 5000
  • Nidek MP3 Microperimeter
  • Vantage Plus LED wireless indirect ophthalmoscope with Slimline lithium battery and charger
  • PASCAL Synthesis 577 retinal laser

The Fondazione Rom has contributed (up to 90% of the cost) to finance the following instruments (the most significant below):

  • Leica operating microscope: total cost 182,268. FR contribution: 164,041.20
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), total cost 181,687.98. Contribution FR 163,519.57,
  • instrumentation “Tomograph/topograph/pupillometer SM39”, for a total of € 73,200. FR contribution: € 63,000.
  • eIBOS instrumentation 2, total cost 44,442.16. Contribution FR 30.964;
  • Laser Lightlas SLT Deux, € 50,532.85. Contribution FR 45.119,57.